15 Best Fall Getaways

By Hayley Donigan

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Crunchy leaves, warm sweaters, and crackling fires—yes, it’s cliché, but we just can’t wait for the autumn season to get started. The fall is all about fresh, crisp air and the beautiful changing colors of nature, which is why glamping lends itself perfectly to the season.

These luxury camping sites throughout the U.S. have a certain charm that is exaggerated from September to December when the leaves turn a brilliant shade of red, orange, and yellow. This is the time to watch the sun set with a significant other or gather around a toasty fire with your loved ones.

To get you inspired, we’ve compiled a list of the best fall getaways in the Midwest, on the East Coast, and on the West Coast to help you take full advantage of this magical season. With wood-burning fireplaces, sleepy porches with lake views, and rustic and cozy interiors, these autumn vacation rentals are the best of the best.

Midwest

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The Midwest is all about good, old-fashioned family time, and these family-friendly vacation rentals are inviting, spacious, and have all the amenities you need to get everyone together in one place. These are the best fall getaways in the Midwest because they have character, charm, and dramatic views, so whether you want to get outdoors and soak in the fresh air or stay cozy inside while enjoying picturesque views, you will be able to do it all.

Our top picks:

Lake View Luxury Cottages with Lofts for Fishing and Wine Lovers in Southern Illinois

Cozy Historical Barn Next to Hamlin Lake, Michigan

Cozy Yurts Nestled into Minnesota Wilderness

Lakefront, Authentic Railway Cabooses in the Ozarks, Missouri

Custom-Designed Tree House near Mohican State Park, Ohio

East Coast

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The beauty of the East Coast becomes strikingly apparent in the fall—the arresting scenery of New England and the dramatic peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains are shining examples of why the East Coast is the destination for some of the best autumn getaways in the U.S. These luxury vacation rentals are nestled right in the midst of these colorful landscapes, and their cozy and inviting interiors delicately reflect the natural surroundings.

Our top picks:

Beautiful Yurt Rentals in Upstate New York

Rustic Luxury Tents in Adirondack Mountains, New York

Riverside Yurt on Family-Friendly Glamping Site, West Virginia

Canvas Tents in the Brushy Mountains of Moravian Falls, North Carolina

Imaginative, Secluded Tree House in the Berkshires near Great Barrington, MA

West Coast

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For an autumn weekend getaway that will place you right in the middle of some of the finest scenery in the U.S., consider heading to California, Oregon, or Washington. The mild climate and diverse wildlife of the West Coast makes it an incredible destination during the fall, and these luxury vacation rentals allow guests to be immersed in the outdoors without sacrificing any comfort. The Pacific West has mountains, coastline, national parks, and more, and we guarantee that these handpicked sites will allow you to have the fall getaway of your dreams this year.

Our top picks:

Luxury Tented Camp in Sequoia National Monument, California

Unique A-Frame Cabin in the Mountains of San Jacinto, Southern California

Tree House Cabin Nestled at the Foot of Scenic, Snow-Capped Mt. Adams, Washington

Luxury Tent Stay on Fully-Functioning Farm, Washington

Peaceful Cedar Green House In Silverton, Oregon

The inspiration doesn’t stop here. Find out the best places to go for fall break 2015, and if you’re looking to cut back this year, try these budget vacations for fall. Better yet, plan a Wine Country getaway to take full advantage of harvest season.